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2012-13 events

  • 1980 League Cup Winners 33rd Anniversary Dinner 15th March 2013 details here
  • Graham Hawkins charity dinner here - at Molineux 11th October 2012

2011-12 events

  • League Cup dinner organised by Route39 League Cup Dinner with the goal scorers Andy, Kenny and King John - in aid of Compton Hospice - March 16th 2012 (Friday before the Man Utd match at Molineux) click here

2008-2009 Events

  • Sherpa Van Reunion Dinner Thursday 25th September

2003-2004 season events

Players’ Evening - End of Season party- June 2004 - Bye to the Prem

Second, at the end of season party / Players’ evening in Wolverhampton following the Tottenham match, the true Wolves Player of the Season was presented with our award by Chairman Stuart Earl.... Alex Rae, also scorer of Wolves only Premiership Goal of the month, was serenaded with a chorus of “he’s got no hair but we don’t care, Alex, Alex Rae”.  We wished Alex every success as he moves to Glasgow Rangers

The entire Club was also overwhelmed by the outstanding buffet provided by Tracy and Ryan Nelson and Lynne and Alan (Nobby) Blount.

Also attending were real heroes of the 1974 League Cup final....Goalkeeper Gary Pierce, in for the injured Phil Parkes (then on 25 a week plus a fiver if he played and kept a clean sheet!) made so many excellent saves to be the real man of the match.  And John McAlle, who made more appearances than any other player in the 73-74 season. If you haven’t bought the video do so! Stef Leonard auctioned three copies at the event.

Two of the most popular members of London Wolves were recognised for their outstanding work for the club - Dave Slape and Peter Woodifield - who were presented with tankards.

Here are Peter and Dave receiving their awards from John McAlle and Gary Pierce


Also at the meeting were our outstanding goalie  Phil Parkes (the real one) and Terry Wharton and Jean, his wife.   Here’s London Wolves member Robert looking on on what must have been a cracker of a joke, before they posed, and Terry addressing the meeting with Stuart.



2012 League Cup Dinner organised by Route39   

League Cup Dinner with the goal scorers Andy, Kenny and King John - in aid of Compton Hospice - March 16th 15. A rare photo of John Richards, Andy Gray and Kenny Hibbitt holding the League Cup2012 (Friday before the Man Utd match at Molineux) League Cup Dinner - in aid of Compton Hospice run by Route 39

Please note this is a Route 39 not a London Wolves event - but we are supporting it strongly because of its support for Compton Hospice Pictures from Carol.  She writes:

Here are some photos that I took at the League Cup Reunion Dinner in aid of Compton Hospice, that was held at the Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill on Friday 16th March.

The proceedings were opened by our compere for the night Paul Franks, who works for Radio WM. He introduced the guests of honor - Kenny Hibbitt, John Richards and Andy Gray and the other ex-players who attended; Phil 'Lofty' Parkes, Geoff Palmer, Dave 'Waggy' Wagstaffe, Colin Brazier, Mel Eves, John McAlle, Willie Carr and Barry Powell. During the evening John, Kenny and Andy spoke of their time at Wolves and about how they felt when they won the League Cup. The evening also included a raffle, auction and a 'silent auction' that had some excellent prizes plus an enjoyable comedian, Bob Webb. The night finished nice and early - 1am and a good time was had by all. Breakfast was a short stroll over the footbridge to The Waterfront Inn, the local Wetherspoons.




4. The Waterfront Inn11. Paul Franks our Compere for the Evening13. Peter, Andy Gray, Dave and john

14. Our entertainer for the night  Bob Webb1. Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill12. Three favourite League Cup goalscorers


League Cup Dinner 2012


Thursday 11th OctDSC07359ober Molineux - A Charity Dinner organised by former Wolves ManaDSC07375ger Graham Hawkins with Graham Turner, Sludge Lees,  Ron Flowers, Gerry Harris, John Richards, Mike Bailey, David Wagstaffe and Geoff Palmer, Fred Davis, Wayne Clark Jim Barron and more including Doug Hope, a director when Doog was chairman.  We shared a  London Wolves table with our friends from DDCWWFCSC

Graham is the only person who was a Wolves fan when young, a Wolves player, and a Wolves manager.  To add to his uniqueness he also took Wolves into the top flight in 1983-4 in the Doog led rescue - a feat which took another 18 years etc to emulate under Dave Jones.  Graham persuaded Graham Turner to help him at the dinner, as well as an earlier one at Shrewsbury,  raising thousands for the Deanesly Oncology Centre at DSC07312New Cross Hospital and for the cancer unit at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Graham was very moved to have received a donation from Iggy Cartwright, for whom the Doog ran a fundraising dinner shortly before Doog died.  2012 is the 50th anniversary of a young Wolves fan signing on as a player for Wolves.  He was asked how to manage certain players - “you had to make sure Derek thought he was right”! So, in 1982 he took over the team he loved, bought 3 players including Budgie - John Burridge who asked to appear before the match after gaining promotion in fancy dress!  Graham had 11 managers in 12 years as a player at Wolves, then PNE, Blackburn and Port Vale.  Graham, of course, played in our first London Wolves match against Plymouth back in 1966 and was one of our guests at the 40th Anniversary Dinner.

He was delighted that Graham Turner had agreed to help with both dinners - for no fee” and Graham (T) talked about how he had taken over after being sacked by Ellis at the Villa.  His highlights at Wolves were the Sherpa Van Trophy (and 200,000 fans turning out to welcome the team back to Wolverhampton) as well as the 4th to the Championship wins.  He also singled out DDCWWFCSC and London Wolves (“we used to go drinking with them after matches”) as special memories.  Credited for saving the Wolves, Graham received a wonderful reception.  However, a loss to Pompey, a dressing room dressing down by the hapless Jonathan Heywood and Graham went  to resurrect Hereford where he “worked for the best chairman ever - think about it” and is now doing the same at the Shrews - denied promotion only by an incompetent linesman.

 Wolves have posted a report on line at  a As well as GT, Graham’s evening was hosted by the now fit-again Terry Conroy, a great friend of the Doog;s but who suffered an aneurism last year - but it doesn’t seem to slowed his wit one bit.  Comedy from Terry was welcome and so was Sludge Lees with his newer act (write the jokes down!!) with no need for bad language he said.

Auctions, including England shirts - one won by Roy’s Newtown friends, and a Wayne Roonery boot and many other items as well as a silent auction run of course by Route 39 raised thousands.

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 Original Details from Graham

The Charity Sports Dinner on the 11th of October is being held in support of the Cancer Units at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury and The New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton through the   Cancer Patient Care Fund. 

Enjoy an evening at The Molineux, the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, with Graham Turner, Manager of Shrewsbury Town, Graham Hawkins, a former manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Ian ‘Sludge’ Lees, a comedian from Wolverhampton. Terry Conroy the former Stoke City and Eire International football player will compere the evening.

We are expecting several ex-Wolves players to be in attendance during the evening. So far Ron Flowers, Gerry Harris, John Richards, Mike Bailey, David Wagstaffe and Geoff Palmer have accepted their invitations. Other football legends will be invited.

Partners are welcome and the dress code will be Lounge Suits for the men and fitting attire for the ladies. The function commences at 7 for 7.30pm when a three course meal will be served. There will be a charity auction during the evening.

Tickets are 375 for a table of 10, or 37.50 per person.

All profits made on the evening will go towards purchasing necessary items for the new cancer unit at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the cancer unit at the New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.

Both hospitals treat thousands of patients each year and I hope you will be able to support this event which will help to provide all that is required to ensure the patients are as comfortable as possible for this daunting experience.  If you would like to book tickets or to help in other ways please contact me on the following;                  

We shall be delighted to hear from you.

Yours Sincerely

Graham Hawkins

Graham also wrote to Peter W after the dinner

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Graham Hawkins dinner


1980 League Cup Final Winners Reunion Dinner Friday 15th March 2013           

1980 Squad-1
L:R back Geoff Palmer, Andy Gray, George Berry, Colin Brazier, Normal Bell, and Wayne Clarke

Richie Barker, Willie Carr, Mel Eves, King John, Kenny Hibbitt




1.Wayne Clarke, Mel Eves, Willie Carr and Kenny Hibbet with Compare Paul Frankes2. Andy Gray, Richie Barker and John Richards

0-4. Andy Gray and Peter W0-5. Peter W and George Berry0-9. Peter W plus trophy0-6. Dave Gilson was 'just resting his eyes'0-7. Stewart Ross and Mel Eves0-8. Peter W, Sean and John with a large EMPTY cup

0-11. Phil with his trophy's0-10. Phil O'Connor donated well0-12. Punjabi Wolves also supported this worthy cause

0-0SQUAD-DSC097660-1.Wayne Clarke, Mel Eves, Willie Carr and Kenny Hibbet with Compare Paul Franks



0-4. Andy Gray and Peter W0-COLIN BRAZIER-PETER-DSC098550-5. Peter W and George Berry



0-9. Peter W plus trophy0-7. Stewart Ross and Mel Eves0-CUP-STOO-DSCF57520-MATT-CUP-DICK-DSC09922



0-11. Phil with his trophy's



Tim Nash’s Express & Star article is here





Pre-dinner info follows

We have booked one WWLSC table at the dinner which is nearly full – please let Peter W or me know before the Leeds match if you want to go in case we need to book a second table or extra tickets. Judging by the facebook page it is rapidly selling out. Last year’s dinner was brilliant - see here

This is on the night before the Bristol match at Molineux. Fransky is the compere, Josh Daniels the comedian, and Paul Bradshaw, Kenny Hibbitt, King John, Willie Carr and goal scorer Andy Gray plus Mel of course are just some of those confirmed.

The dinner supports the Compton Hospice, Balls to Cancer and the Wolverhampton MS Centre as part of Mel’s term as President of the Wolverhampton Rotary.

Steve has negotiated a special rate of 59 per room including breakfast at the Dudley (Merry Hill) Copthorne – 01384482882 – you have to book direct.

Mel writesWolves 1980 League Cup Winners Dinner

March 15th 2013 at the Copthorne Hotel, Dudley
Organised as part of my year as President of the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton.
See attached for information and also the Facebook page here below.

Love you to be there,
Any questions - call me,
Kind regards,


This is an event I am organising with Steve Saul of Route 39. This will be the 33rd Anniversary of the 1980 League Cup win against the then current European Cup holders - Nottingham Forest - who a few months later went on to retain the European Cup. They were also favourites to retain the League Cup for the 3rd year in a row. We all know that an Andy Gray goal secured a 1-0 win for WOLVES :o) I am the President of the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton for 2012/13 and, as part of my year, this Dinner is being arranged in support of the very worthwhile Local Charities that we support. The Rotary motto is 'Service above Self' and we look forward to putting something back into the local community. This is also the first time that the last major trophy the Wolves have won has actually been celebrated. For the first time the squad is getting together to celebrate the achievement. Of course our skipper that day Emlyn Hughes cannot of course be there - however Andy Gray and the rest of the lads will be

Route 39 LEAGUE CUP leaf-1


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